Patents Examined by Jimmy H Tran
  • Patent number: 9886448
    Abstract: In a system for downloading large data sets, when a user downloads a project or other large data set from the file sharing service, the user's computer first determines whether files in the data set are already resident on local storage. Files that are in a locally connected storage device, including network connected storage devices, are copied to the download location specified for the data set to be downloaded. Files that are not in local storage are then downloaded to the download location specified for the data set. Files in local storage are indexed to facilitate matching with files used in the project. Such indexing is based on processing the media data in the media data files to ensure that there is a match. For example, a signature can be generated from a portion of a file, such as a first block of media data from a file. This signature can be added to an index, along with other information about the file, such as metadata from the file, file names or file identifiers and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Media Gobbler, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip M. Kinkade, Christopher Kantrowitz, Matthew Collin Dauphinee
  • Patent number: 9886813
    Abstract: Described embodiments relate to providing a multimedia contents service to user equipment associated with an electric vehicle located in an electric vehicle charging station through a wireless access point. The wireless access point may allocate an Internet Protocol (IP) address to user equipment associated with an electric vehicle located in an electric vehicle charging station in response to a connection request message received from the user equipment. Then, the wireless access point may transmit a request message to a service server with user identification information of the user equipment and the assigned IP address. In response to the request message, the wireless access point may receive predetermined multimedia contents and deliver the received predetermined multimedia contents to the user equipment based on the assigned IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong-Hoon Han, Ki-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9887930
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for aggregating requests for resources. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a set of requests for computing resources. Each request specifies one or more computing resources and, for each of the one or more computing resources, a quantity of the computing resource requested. A quantity-based provider condition that a request must meet for inclusion in an allocation process is identified. Each received request that fails to meet the quantity-based provider condition is included in a proper subset. Requests in the proper subset of requests are grouped into one or more groups based at least on the quantity of the one or more resources specified by each request of the proper subset and the quantity-based provider condition. A respective combined request is generated for each group of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson L. Abramson, John Meyer Bossert
  • Patent number: 9877156
    Abstract: Techniques for populating a content stream of a mobile application are described. Consistent with some embodiments, the delays associated with waiting for a server to respond to a user's manual request for content items are eliminated by using various sensors of a mobile computing device to predict when a user is likely to view a personalized content stream. Accordingly, a background process identifies when certain conditions are satisfied, and an automatic content request is communicated to a content server, such that content items for presentation to a member of a social networking service are pre-fetched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sameer Sayed
  • Patent number: 9871881
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include methods and systems for use in delivering resources to a client device over a local network. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of caching devices operable to cache resources on behalf of a plurality of content providers, and a local caching device communicatively situated between an access network and the client device, wherein the access network is communicably situated between the plurality of caching devices and the local caching device. The local caching device is operable to retrieve a requested resource from at least one of the plurality of caching devices, deliver the requested resource to the client device over the local network, and store the requested resource for future requests by other client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Q. Crowe, John F. Waters, Jr., Andrew Dugan, Christopher Newton, Laurence Lipstone, Kenneth Brookman, Joseph Lawrence, Andrew Swart, David Fullagar, Kevin Paul
  • Patent number: 9852016
    Abstract: A first component receives from a second component a set of diagnostic parameters to include in a diagnostic heartbeat packet, and information identifying a data communication protocol to be used for transmitting the diagnostic heartbeat packet. The diagnostic heartbeat packet is a packet comprising a header, a set of heartbeat parameters, and the set of diagnostic parameters. The first component sets a first diagnostic parameter in the set of diagnostic parameters to a first value, the first value being selected to detect a first soft network error condition. A soft network error condition is a network error condition that adversely affects transmission of packets having certain properties in the data communication network. The first component configures the diagnostic heartbeat packet for transmission using the specified data communication protocol and including the set of diagnostic parameters, and sends the diagnostic heartbeat packet to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas James Griffith, Astrid Angela Jaehde, Robert Scott Manning
  • Patent number: 9851933
    Abstract: There is a method and system for capability-based resource allocation in a software-defined environment that performs the following steps (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining a set of capability characteristics for a plurality of workload resources within a software-defined environment; (ii) determining a set of workload components for a specified workload; and (iii) identifying a set of workload resources from the plurality of workload resources to allocate to the specified workload based, at least in part, on the set of capability characteristics corresponding to each workload within the set of workload resources. A workload component of the set of workload components has a unique set of workload characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Yu-Cheng Hsu, Dilip D. Kandlur, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Renato J. Recio, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9843487
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for provisioning or controlling services using a hybrid service management engine (SME) plugin. In accordance with an embodiment, SMEs provide a means by which service types can be plugged into a cloud environment. For example, an SME can control a service-specific lifecycle, including provisioning, management, and monitoring of a service type. In accordance with an embodiment, an SME plugin associated with a service type can extend a hybrid SME plugin, to delegate one or more lifecycle operations to be controlled with shell or other scripts. Since a service provider can be associated with an SME that is used for the lifecycle and configuration of its services, the use of a hybrid SME plugin allows shell scripts to be leveraged to assist in the provisioning and control of those services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajiv Mordani, Abhijit Kumar, Nazrul Islam, Byron Nevins, Chanda Rani Patel
  • Patent number: 9817830
    Abstract: To manage at least one user tag (EtU) which is associated with a multimedia object (ObM) held by a user and stored in memory on an application server (SA), the user tag being liable to be accessed by at least one other user through a telecommunications network (RT), the application server (SA) semantically analyzing the user tag (EtU) to determine a structured set (VoS) of confidentiality tags (EtC). When another user accesses the user tag (EtU), the application server determines the social category of the other user in relation to the user and selects a confidentiality tag (EtC) from the structured set (VoS) relating to the user tag (EtU) based on the determined social category. The selected confidentiality tag (EtC) is sent to the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Hakim Hacid, Johann Stan
  • Patent number: 9817885
    Abstract: A method for grouping network service users includes acquiring attribute and/or behavior data of multiple users within a current period, and converting the attribute and/or behavior data into standardized data; determining multiple group central points according to the standardized data, and placing the standardized data in a group where a group central point having a shortest distance is located; determining group features of groups according to standardized data in the groups; and separately pushing corresponding service push information to users in the groups according to the group features of the groups. In addition, an apparatus for grouping network service users is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiangyong Yang, Zhibing Ai, Lichun Liu, Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9819629
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for analyzing a collection of communication messages. The communication messages may be any one of a collection of electronic mail messages, voicemail messages, instant messaging dialogs and other forms of communications. The collections of communications, such as electronic mail messages, may be selected by a user and then subsequently processed to determine the identity of any of the user's contacts within the communications. The contacts may then be arranged in a relative priority arrangement whereby contacts which have been identified as engaging in prior reciprocal communications with the user are given higher priority. Higher priority may also be given to contacts which engage in more recent communications with the user. Specific contact relationships may be inferred from the communications depending on whether specific contacts are repeatedly mentioned within the communication messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Ellen Isaacs, Bonnie A. Nardi, Stephen Whittaker
  • Patent number: 9813370
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for analyzing a collection of communication messages. The communication messages may be any one of a collection of electronic mail messages, voicemail messages, instant messaging dialogs and other forms of communications. The collections of communications, such as electronic mail messages, may be selected by a user and then subsequently processed to determine the identity of any of the user's contacts within the communications. The contacts may then be arranged in a relative priority arrangement whereby contacts which have been identified as engaging in prior reciprocal communications with the user are given higher priority. Higher priority may also be given to contacts which engage in more recent communications with the user. Specific contact relationships may be inferred from the communications depending on whether specific contacts are repeatedly mentioned within the communication messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Ellen Isaacs, Bonnie A. Nardi, Stephen Whittaker
  • Patent number: 9800650
    Abstract: A service provider can efficiently allocate server computer resources to tenant users, while isolating tenants from such allocation decisions. A tenant specifies a desktop model to be used for virtual desktops to be provisioned for a pool of users. The service provider has desktop managers for each tenant, each of which manages a homogeneous set of server computers to be used for provisioning virtual desktops for the tenant. Different desktop managers for a tenant are used to manage different sets of server computers to support virtual desktops using different desktop models or desktop models with different resource requirements. A resource manager of the service provider assigns virtual desktops to a desktop manager in a manner that optimizes the utilization of the server computers by using information about the desktop model used by the virtual desktops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Ringdahl, Eugenia Kondratova, Jonathan Fontaine, Debabrata Sengupta, Christopher De Angelis, Nevon Brake
  • Patent number: 9794216
    Abstract: A system, methods, and interfaces for managing request routing functionality associated with resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider. The request routing functionality can correspond to the processing of domain name service (“DNS”) requests for resources by computing devices and the resolution of the DNS requests by the identification of a network address of a computing device that will provide the requested resources. Unlike traditional CDN service provider implementation, the processing of resource requests by the service provider is separate from the delivery of the content by the content provider (or on behalf of the content provider).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W. S. Redman
  • Patent number: 9794078
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing documents and markup to documents in near real-time. A server coupled with a plurality of client devices via a network is configured to fairly distribute documents to each of the plurality of client devices in one or more collaborative sessions. The server receives a document for distribution to a plurality of client devices associated with a particular collaborative session, breaks the documents into pieces, and repeatedly, until all pieces of the document are distributed: selects a piece of the document for transmission, sends the selected piece to each of the plurality of client devices, computes a delay based on the size of the selected piece and a minimum network bandwidth, and waits for the computed delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9787763
    Abstract: There are provided a method and a system for detecting and blocking spam activity in a cloud system. The method can be executed at a server. The method comprises receiving from a first user of the plurality of users of the cloud service an indication of a first sharing action for sharing access to the digital object; responsive to the first indication, increment a sharing counter value of a sharing counter dedicated to the digital object; receiving from a second user of the plurality of users of the cloud service an indication of a second sharing action for sharing access to the digital object; responsive to the second indication further incrementing the sharing counter value of the sharing counter dedicated to the digital object; responsive to the sharing counter value reaching a pre-determined threshold value, executing a spam preventive action associated with the digital object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventor: Evgeny Viktorovich Yalunin
  • Patent number: 9781046
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for implementing bandwidth throttling to regulate network traffic as can be used in, for example, vulnerability scanning and detection applications in a computer network environment. According to one embodiment, a method of routing network packets in a networked device having plural network interfaces combines applying traffic class and network interface throttling for marking network packets with a differentiated service code based on input received from a profiler application, throttling the bandwidth of network packets based on a threshold for a designated network interface for the packet, throttling the bandwidth of the bandwidth-throttled packets based on a threshold for its respective differentiated service code, and emitting network packets on each respective designated network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Tripwire, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Pawlukowsky, Ian Turner, Mike Appleby
  • Patent number: 9766955
    Abstract: An example method to provision an interface for mediation of messages in an integration platform includes identifying a target healthcare system; identifying configuration rules and protocol requirements for the target healthcare system and comparing to a source healthcare system; defining a configuration for the interface associated with the target healthcare system based on the configuration rules, protocol requirements, and a relationship between the target healthcare system and the source healthcare system; constructing the target healthcare system interface route; creating an interface factory to return implementations of an interface route and configuration; passing the interface factory content to an interface control channel; loading a concrete implementation of the interface route and configuration; initializing the interface route; and instantiating interface endpoints and processors to enable communication between the source healthcare system and the target healthcare system via the interface route
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rizwan Ahmed, Vishal Vijayan
  • Patent number: 9766991
    Abstract: A first phasor measurement data can be received. The first phasor measurement data can be generated by a measurement of at least a first phasor parameter of a utility power as received by a first data center. At least a second phasor measurement can be received. The second phasor measurement can be generated by a measurement of at least a second phasor parameter of the utility power as received by at least a second data center. A phase difference between the utility power as received by the first data center and the utility power as received by the second data center can be determined. Whether the phase difference exceeds a threshold value can be determined. Responsive to determining that the phase difference exceeds the threshold value, transfer of at least one workload from the first data center to at least the second data center can be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Katz
  • Patent number: 9762514
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for the interaction between a CRM system and a instant messaging system. According to an implementation, a computer-implemented method may include identifying, by one or more processors, one or more individuals associated with an opportunity included within a CRM system. The method may also include creating, by the one or more processors, an instant message buddy list group associated with the opportunity. The method may also include populating, by the one or more processors, the instant message buddy list group with at least a portion of the one or more individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge A. Arroyo, Stephen P. Kruger, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Luciano M. P. da Silva